Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This certainly is an easy task for one only has to take 2 hrs out of the busy Christmas season. Fortunately in a week where Southern Az. has had some cooler and rainier weather, I had a pleasant sunny afternoon. Standing outside of Walmart had its conflicting feelings. Especially since I have mixed feeling about Walmart particularly since this morning the New York Times had an article on the corruption of Walmart in Mexico as it tries to avoid local labor laws. Watching flat screen TV's and all sorts of non essential Christmas gifts being wheeled past me and knowing the World's suffering, was confusing to say the least. But that is what Christmas is all about today.
But it was mainly a cheerful experience.
What I learned.
- Kids like to put money, especially coins in the kettle. Particularly curious was a little red haired
boys who looked at the coins in his had and walked right by.
- The Salvation Army is highly respected in the community. One War Vet talked about the SA
providing coffee when he was near the front line. Many people simply thanked me for being a bell
- a man that puts his hand over his back pocket wallet isn't necessary preparing to give.
- if one person gives, it is more likely that others will.
- Head down eyes on the side walk "if I don't see her maybe she won't see me".
- "Hello, Merry Christmas" and walk by usually tells me that have given generously before.
-someone you know doesn't mean a donation.
- someone from my church didn't mean a donation.
Also: It is very difficult to play Christmas songs on a single Salvation Army bell.
"Frosty the Snowman" works the best.
"Alexander's Rag TIme Band" is doable.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lunch at Little Anthony's Diner. A real replica of a 50's and 60's diner. Complete with pink Cadillac.
Burgers and fries, malts and sundaes.
Who is going to admit that they remember that?
The show was fun with lots of puns and humor. The singers were all very good.
And the story - Holiday perfect!
And one of the best pop piano players I have heard. Her fingers flew over the keys.
Endless popcorn and servers in festive costume.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
La Posada Celebrates the expansion of Cafe Java and the Treasure Shop
|Marsha turns the Wheel of Fortune for a prize|
|Great art along with cake and coffee|
|Just in time for the Holidays|
|Tasty baked goods with your Java|
|Music accompanies the festivities|
|CEO Lisa gets a hug and a Hershey Kiss|
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
about Native Americans. I highly recommend all of the books as giving us insight into the experience of the Native American in the white man's culture.
trading post in the four corners of Arizona with her husband. Written in1928 and first published in 1935 I heartily recommend this book to all seeking to
understand the Navajo living in this part of Arizona.
Eagle Catcher is a mystery that takes place in Wyoming's Wind River Reservation of the Arapoho Indians. Father John O'Malley seeks to solve the murder of the tribal chairman.
In Round House, Louise Erdrich returns to the great story telling of her early novels. Here she tells the story of a Native American Family and community faced with a devastating assault of one of its loved female members.
In Yes is Better than No, famed children story writer, Byrd Baylor tell the story of Papago Indians in 1960 moving to a South Tucson ghetto. These Native Americans are now known as the To'hon'odahm